ProbeSniffer – A Tool for Sniffing Unencrypted Wireless Probe Requests from Devices

A tool for sniffing unencrypted wireless probe requests from devices:

new in 2.1:

  • Displaying the number of hosts
  • Logging to SQLite database file
  • Settable nickname for mac addresses
  • Options to filter output by mac address
  • Capturing ‘boradcast’ probe requests (without ssid)


  • Kali Linux / Raspbian with root privileges
  • Python3 & PIP3 (probeSniffer will install the dependenices)
  • A wireless card (capable for monitor mode) and one other internet connected interface (for vendor resolve)


  • -d / do not show duplicate requests
  • -b / do not show broadcast requests
  • -f / only show requests from the specified mac address
  • –addnicks / add nicknames to mac addresses
  • –flushnicks / flush nickname database
  • –nosql / disable SQL logging completely
  • –debug / turn debug mode on
  • -h / display help menu


Kali Linux / Raspbian:

sudo apt-get update &&Â sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip -y
git clone
cd probeSniffer/
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

ProbeSniffer is only compatible with Python 3.3 & 3.4 & 3.5 & 3.6

Make sure to put your interface into monitor mode before!

sudo python3 [monitor-mode-interface] [options]


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